HONG KONG - Movie producer Tiffany Chen has spoken up for actor Jackie Chan, saying her friend is a man of affection who has cried over his love child, Etta Ng, many times.
Chen spoke to reporters at a charity dinner last Saturday, two days after beauty queen Elaine Ng and lawyer Mary Jean Reimer said at a press conference that Ng had not received a cent from her daughter's father, Chan.
Chen said it was Ng who put her former lover Chan and his wife Lin Feng-jiao in a dilemma, reported Ming Pao Daily News. "Someone was determined to give birth. Etta is the most innocent, most pitiful one because she had no choice. Her mummy had a choice."
She said she did not know about Ng's financial difficulties, but added: "When Etta is big enough, 21, I believe Jackie Chan will give Etta money, but not her mummy."
She said Chan's and Lin's hands were tied. Even if Lin means to help her husband's child, she cannot because Etta is another woman's child, Chen said.
Someone on Ng's side, who has since died, blackmailed Chan, and the actor "embraced us and cried", Chen said.
Last Thursday, Ms Reimer said Chan rebuffed her request for help for Ng, who was jobless in 2015.
Chen said Ng's actions made Chan give up on her. Asked about Chen's comments, Ng told Oriental Daily News: "I dare not answer."
This article was first published on April 2, 2017.
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